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(Former SRC chair and current SRC member Bill Green.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Bill Green Still Weighing Run For Phila. Mayor As Independent

Green, now a member of the School Reform Commission, says his occasional sparring with Kenney when they served together on City Council won’t factor into his decision about running against him.

05/20/2015

(Sam Katz, in 2013 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Sam Katz Says He Won’t Run For Mayor Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia businessman Sam Katz, a three-time candidate for mayor, announced Tuesday he will not run again this year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Sam Katz, left, and a colleague on stage at IRTE.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Live Improv in New York City

Two tickets to a Broadway show can break the bank. But how about live improv, off Broadway?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Melissa Murray Bailey.  Photo provided)

Political Unknown Becomes GOP’s Only Candidate in Philadelphia Mayoral Race

When the deadline to submit nominating petitions passed Tuesday, only one person had submitted for the Republican mayoral nomination in the May 19th primary: Melissa Murray Bailey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(credit: KYW's Angela Beatty)

Former Republican Mayoral Candidate Sam Katz Weighs In On Likely Candidates Running For Mayor

Former Republican Mayoral candidate Sam Katz says although it’s not likely, he isn’t ruling out a run as an independent candidate next year.

11/23/2014

(Sam Katz, in 2010 file photo)

Sam Katz Resigns from PICA, Vague On Future Mayoral Plans

Could onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?

02/19/2014

(The PICA board meets on September 17th to consider the City of Philadelphia's five-year spending plan.  It was approved unanimously.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

State Oversight Agency OKs Philadelphia’s Five-Year Budget Plan

The five members of PICA -– the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority -– voted unanimously to approve Mayor Nutter’s long-range budget despite misgivings over the slim surpluses and the looming cost of new union contracts.

09/17/2013

(The board of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority meets with Philadelphia budgeting officials.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Oversight Agency Postpones Approval Vote on Phila. Five-Year Budget

PICA Board chairman Sam Katz says he wants more information from the Nutter administration about money the city would have to set aside for unresolved municipal labor contracts.

07/30/2013

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Katz Thinks AVI Could Send Young Families Packing For The Burbs

Katz voiced concern that sticker shock could be in store for young families who bought in to gentrifying neighborhoods. “And if en masse large numbers of them put ‘For Sale’ signs out, it’s going to drive the value of housing down,” Katz said.

01/23/2013

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Controversial City Agency Gets Name Change

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, said Shakespeare, and that may be true at Philadelphia City Hall, where an old acronym for a city agency is getting replaced with a new one.

01/20/2013

PICA Board Meeting (Credit: Mike Dunn)

PICA Approves Nutter’s Budget Despite Some Doubts

By a 4-to-1 vote, PICA signed off on Mayor Nutter’s five-year budget plan.

09/06/2012

(PICA Chairman Sam Katz, third from right, said the state agency's vote on Mayor Nutter's long-range budget will be delayed until September. credit: Mike Dunn)

PICA Board Delays Vote On Nutter’s Long-Range Budget

Aides to Mayor Nutter on Thursday spelled out a long list of cuts, including layoffs, that they say would be needed if the city loses its appeal of an arbitrator’s award to firefighters. The move prompted the PICA board to delay its vote on Nutter’s long-range budget.

08/09/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

For First Time Ever, PICA Might Reject City’s 5-Year Financial Plan

If the city is not able to submit a plan that is eventually approved by PICA – the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority – it risks losing its state funding.

08/08/2012

FILE PHOTO (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter To Reveal Latest Long-Range Budget Outlook This Week

City Council passed a budget last month, but the Nutter Administration’s financial woes are from over. This coming week the mayor must deliver a long-range spending plan to state officials.

07/22/2012

(Philadelphia fire chief Lloyd Ayers, at head of table, listens as mayor's chief of staff Everett Gillison, third from left, makes a point to the PICA board.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Aide Disputes Finding of Widespread Racism in Phila. Fire Dept.

Everett Gillison disputes a recent report that the Philadelphia Fire Department is “rife with racial division.”

03/20/2012

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